East London women produce plenty of wins to cheer; men earn derby bragging rights
PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 November 2018
East London women had plenty to cheer in their latest East and Essex League outings at the weekend.
The first team dominated against Tunbridge Wells in East One south and claimed a 3-0 win as player of the match Ailish Hendry scored twice and Amy Mackenzie was also on target.
The fifth team remain second in Essex Division One following a 2-0 win over Basildon thirds.
Fiona Isaccson opened the scoring with captain Courtney O’Connor doubling the lead on the way to the player of the match award.
The sixth team hit Basildon fourths for six, with Sophie Williams firing a hat-trick in the romp.
East London had to use Clare O’Malley as a kicking-back, in the absence of a regular goalie, but Hannah Smyth, Catherine Senior, player of the match Stephanie D’Souza and Laura Friend held firm to keep the hosts at bay.
Stephanie Poon added two goals, with Penny Newson also on the scoresheet in a 6-0 triumph.
The seventh team were too strong for Old Loughts fifths, with Emilie O’Brien opening the scoring and Zoe Hawthorne firing in a stunning second.
After a Loughts reply, Debs White netted a double and Abby Taylor sealed a 5-1 victory, as Lizzie Jones took the player of the match prize.
The eights team maintained their unbeaten record with a 3-0 win over Chelmsford sevenths, as Eva Bashford-Harrison, Karen Cheung and Cathy Scott netted.
And the ninths celebrated a 6-0 win over Southend & Benfleet fourths as Emma Duthart, Hannah Conway and Hannah Matthews all struck twice each.
The thirds drew 1-1 with Chelmsford as Lili Kettlewell netted, but the fourths lost 2-1 to Upminster seconds with Alice Dolton on target.
*The men’s seconds lost 4-1 to Bedford, while the fifths went down by the same margin against Thurrock, with Seb Lello netting their consolation.
Samuel Willis hit a hat-trick as the sixth team beat Basildon 6-1, with Shivam Dayha adding a brace and Tom Crump also on target, as George Cooper was named man of the match.
The sevenths lost 2-1 to Wapping ninths in their derby, with George Clift the East London goalscorer, while the eighth team went down 1-0 to Brentwood Academy, with Oliver Baty named their star man.